Table of Contents • Introduction: Slides 7 - 11 • DAC Support for Divisions: Slide 12 - 23 • Member Communities: Slides 24 - 25 • Division Sources of Funding: Slides 26 - 34 • Get Involved, Stay Involved: Slides 37 - 46 • Division Best Practices: Slides 71 - 77 • POD Shorts: Slides 78 - 87 • Recruitment and Retention: 88 - 93 American Chemical Society 1 Ice breaker Questions 1. What is your leadership role in your Division in 2015? 1. RED – Chair or Chair-Elect 2. GREEN – Councilor 3. YELLOW – Secretary or Treasurer 4. BLUE – some other role 2. To which size class does your Division belong? 1. RED – Class I 2. GREEN – Class II 3. YELLOW – Class III 4. BLUE – don’t know American Chemical Society 2 More Questions 3. When was your Division’s Strategic Plan updated? 1. RED – within the last 3 years 2. GREEN – between 3 and 5 years 3. YELLOW – more than 5 years 4. BLUE – don’t know 4. Has your Division received an IPG? 1. RED – YES 2. GREEN – NO 3. BLUE – don’t know American Chemical Society 3 Final Questions 5. Does your Division have an MPPG representative? 1. RED – YES 2. GREEN – NO 3. BLUE – don’t know 6. How many technical Divisions are there? 1. RED – 10 – 20 2. GREEN – 20 – 30 3. YELLOW – 30 – 40 4. BLUE – 40 – 50 American Chemical Society 4 American Chemical Society Welcome to the ACS Leadership Institute Division Track Julie Smist, Meetings Sub-committeeChair, Committee on Divisional Activities American Chemical Society DAC and Technical Divisions Mike Morello Chair, Committee on Divisional Activities American Chemical Society ACS Committees • Joint Board-Council Committees (12) • Society Committees (2) • Board Committees (13) • Council Committees (6) • Divisional Activities* • Economic and Professional Affairs • Local Section Activities • Meetings and Expositions* • Membership Activities • Constitution and Bylaws • What do they do? Much of the tactical governance work of the Society. American Chemical Society 7 Divisions and ACS • 32 technical divisions • Autonomous 501(c)(3) organizations, each with its own set of bylaws • Division membership – approximately 37% of ACS members choose to belong to one or more divisions (59,162/158,401). From 2014 year-end data. American Chemical Society 8 Why do Divisions exist? • Provide division members and others with access to the information and the people they need to succeed professionally. – I want access to my discipline’s technical/professional information – I want to connect and communicate with like-minded chemists. • Provide recognition through awards, grants/scholarships, fellowships, and other means. American Chemical Society 9 Divisions and DAC • Divisional Activities Committee (DAC) – Chair: Mike Morello, 2015 – Comprised of up to 25 Division and Local Section Councilors (lots of division representation, but we don’t have reps from every division) – Meets at each national meeting American Chemical Society 10 DAC Charter Bylaw III, 3d(1)(c) Study and make recommendations concerning Society policy affecting interests of divisions Assist divisions in coordinating their efforts with Society and Local Section activities Promote interdivisional cooperation and communication Cooperate with the Committee on Meetings and Expositions…. Perform duties incident to the creation of new divisions…… Acting for the Council….in approving the affiliation of divisions with other technical organizations American Chemical Society 11 How DAC is Structured to Serve Divisions • Divisional Activities Committee (DAC) – Subcommittees • Annual Reports • Constitution and Bylaws • Divisional Enhancement • Meetings • (Division Status) • Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group (MPPG) American Chemical Society 12 Annual Reports Subcommittee • Chair: Robert Tilton • Reviews all Division and Secretariat annual reports • All DAC members are part of AR and review reports American Chemical Society 13 Annual Reports • Written by Division members to record what the Division has accomplished in the past year • Offer highlights of division activities • Give ideas for other divisions to use • Provide data for DAC to present to Council Policy Committee • Serve as historical documents American Chemical Society 14 Completed Annual Reports • Consists of Administration and Financial Form, as well as event summaries • Submit to DAC Support by February 15 – To be eligible for ChemLuminary Award – Must be received before a division can receive its annual allotment American Chemical Society 15 Divisional Enhancement Subcommittee • Co-chairs: Jeannette Van Emon and Silvia Ronco • Assists divisions with meeting their objectives – Provides financial support – Recognizes excellent division initiatives [through the ChemLuminary Division Awards] – Encourages collaboration among divisions, between divisions and local sections, and/or society committees, and/or external groups American Chemical Society 16 Divisional Enhancement Subcommittee • Provides financial support Innovative Projects Fund o 10% of annual division allotment o Proposals and guidelines available on web, due February 1st or July 1st • Recognizes excellent divisional initiatives Outstanding Division ChemLuminary Award Must submit annual report, self-nominate by Feb. 15 • Encourages Collaboration Division/Local Section ChemLuminary award co-sponsored by DAC & Committee on Local Section Activities American Chemical Society 17 Constitution and Bylaws Subcommittee • Chair: Roger Egolf • Keeps DAC committee apprised of petitions • Recommends an official position for the full DAC committee to consider for distribution to the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws and the Council American Chemical Society 18 Meetings Subcommittee • Co-chairs: Julianne Smist and Rodney Bennett • Develops policy for division programming at national meetings • Promotes multidisciplinary programming • Deals with meeting related topics • Serves as liaison between DAC and Meetings and Expositions Committee • ACS Presentations on Demand (formerly known as EDMC) American Chemical Society 19 MPPG • Chair: Luke Achenie • Representatives from all divisions • Responsible for planning society thematic, multidisciplinary programming • Operating for now as DAC subcommittee • Will work with divisions on broader enhancements of national meeting programming American Chemical Society 20 DAC Activities • Initiated thematic programming concept starting with the 2006 fall national meeting • Worked with M&E, ComSci to create the Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group to oversee continuing thematic programming • Reviewed division allocation formula for Council: Dallas 2014 • Sponsors annual Leaders’ Track at ACS Leadership Institute for division chairs • Provides support to divisions American Chemical Society 21 Divisional Officers Caucus (DOC) • Current chair: Rodney Bennett • Meets on Tuesday from 4-6 pm during each national meeting • Gathers past and present Division officers • Unofficial forum for informal discussion of mutual concerns American Chemical Society 22 How to Interact with DAC? • Meets Sundays from 8-noon at each national meeting; guests welcome except for brief closed sessions, subcommittees meet various times Saturday prior to committee meeting • At annual ACS Leadership Institute • Website: www.acs.org/getinvolved • E-mail: [email protected] American Chemical Society 23 ACS Office of Member Communities • Helps division leaders complete their volunteer duties • Provides logistical support to divisions with respect to division dues, officer lists, cosponsorships • Maintains a website that supports division needs especially those of division officers and division volunteers • Administers division dues and allocation payments American Chemical Society 24 Member Communities • Supports divisions’ efforts in the area of social media • Supports Committee on Divisional Activities (DAC) • Along with Web Strategies and Operations (WSO), administers the ACS Network American Chemical Society 25 Sources of Funding • Division Allocations • Semi-Annual Division Dues • Semi-Annual Innovative Project Grants • Thematic Program • Division Initiatives American Chemical Society 26 Division Dues • • Division Dues – Division dues collected by ACS (Member & Subscriber Services) (except RUBB) – Revenues distributed semi-annually to Divisions Average Distributions January – June, 2013 – Class I: $4K less than 2000 members – Class II: $11K 2000-3499 members – Class III: $31K 3500 members and larger Division Types – Type I: AGRO, BMGT, CARB, CATL, CELL, CHAL, CHAS, CINF, FLUO, GEOC, HIST, NUCL, PROF, RUBB, SCHB, TOXI – Type II: AGFD, BIOT, COLL, COMP, ENFL – Type III: ANYL, BIOL, CHED, ENVR, I&EC, INOR, MEDI, ORGN, PHYS, PMSE, POLY American Chemical Society 27 Division Allocation • Average Allocations in 2013 – Class I: $14K – Class II: $40K – Class III: $75K Division Types – Type I: AGRO, BMGT, CARB, CATL, CELL, CHAL, CHAS, CINF, FLUO, GEOC, HIST, NUCL, PROF, RUBB, SCHB, TOXI – Type II: AGFD, BIOT, COLL, COMP, ENFL – Type III: ANYL, BIOL, CHED, ENVR, I&EC, INOR, MEDI, ORGN, PHYS, PMSE, POLY American Chemical Society 28 Division Allocation Formula Allotment Category 2014 2015 Base: 12.5% 15% Per Member: 12.5% 12.5% Innovative Projects: 10% 10% Total Programming: 65% 62.5% Changed designed to provide more funding to small divisions and is anticipated to enable programming of 1 2 additional sessions per year American Chemical Society 29 Innovative Project Grants • Innovative Project Grants – Innovative Project Grants Pool: 10% total division allocation ($140,050 funding available in 2013) – Grant applications are reviewed at national meetings by the Divisional Enhancement Subcommittee of DAC • New Orleans, LA Distribution: $47,500 – AGFD, ANYL, CHAL, ENFL, ENVR & AGRO, IE, ORGN • Indianapolis, IN Distribution: $87,960 – AGFD, AGRO, ANYL, BMGT, CHAS, CINF, HIST, MEDI, ORGN, PROF, SCHB, TOXI. American Chemical Society 30 Thematic Program • Thematic Program Participation at each National Meeting – $30K provided by DAC – Administered by ACS – Invited speaker registrations and travel • No honoraria • Documented expenses reimbursed • Division registration site, which permits divisions to invite some speakers at a special daily rate. American Chemical Society 31 Donations to ACS Divisions • Ensure that donations are sent directly to the Division • Designate the correct EIN or TIN number for your division. Do not use the ACS EIN. Contact the ACS Tax Office for your Division’s EIN • • Bequests should be directed to: – Treasurer, (Name of) Division, c/o ACS National Office – Bequest language found at www.acs.org/legacy Divisions are responsible for sending all acknowledgements to donors American Chemical Society 32 Donations to ACS from Divisions • Be sure to include letter with donation or write directly on check memo designation or purpose for gift such as ACS National Awards, ACS Scholars Program, Project SEED or Advancing Chemistry Teaching • Send to: American Chemical Society Development Office 1155 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036 American Chemical Society 33 ACS Development For additional information, please contact: Kathy Fleming Director of Development [email protected] 202-872-6132 Mary Bet Dobson Assistant Director, Development [email protected] 202-872-4094 Or visit: www.acs.org/donate www.acs.org/legacy American Chemical Society 34 Strategic planning • Pre-planning – Trend data (membership counts, financial data, etc.), Member needs assessment data, and other relevant information considered is given to the strategic planning participants in advance of the planning session. – Arrangements or assistance with the logistics (location, timing, identification of stakeholders, etc.) is provided by staff. • For more information: Contact Mark O’Brien ([email protected]) American Chemical Society 35 Break-out 1: What are your key challenges? What is your role? • Setting vision? • Ensuring task completion? What are the unique benefits of being a member of your division? • How do you communicate those benefits? How does your division interact with/ engage members? • Within the division • ACS members not in your division • International chemists Get Involved, Stay Involved (GISI) • This online resource is where you’ll find tips, tools and news to efficiently execute your volunteer duties. • Online resource for veteran volunteers and new volunteers with essential links of volunteer procedures and resources specifically geared towards Divisions. • Links are organized according to topic areas: Logistics, National Meetings, Engaging Members, Event & Meeting Planning, Leadership Skills, Division Information. • The most time sensitive items and communications are listed to the right in the “What’s Important Now!” area. • www.acs.org/getinvolved American Chemical Society 37 Get Involved, Stay Involved www.acs.org/getinvolved • Resources for – – – – Technical Divisions Local Sections Outreach Coordinators Quick Volunteer Opportunities – Silver Circle – ACS on Campus • It’s your one-stop shop for resources technical division leaders need to be successful. American Chemical Society 38 Get Involved, Stay Involved www.acs.org/getinvolved American Chemical Society 39 Get Involved, Stay Involved www.acs.org/getinvolved Resources are grouped into these six sections for Division Leaders • Operations • National Meetings • Engaging Members • Event & Meeting Planning • Leadership Skills • Division Information American Chemical Society 40 Get Involved, Stay Involved www.acs.org/getinvolved Operations The tools you need to help you run your division. – Annual report resources – Financials (dues, taxes, etc.) – Election/Bylaw information American Chemical Society 41 Get Involved, Stay Involved www.acs.org/getinvolved National Meetings – MAPS information – Program Chair resources American Chemical Society 42 Get Involved, Stay Involved www.acs.org/getinvolved Engaging Members Tools for member communication, recruitment, and recognition. – ACS Network – Best Practices – eRosters – Grants & Awards American Chemical Society 43 Get Involved, Stay Involved www.acs.org/getinvolved Event & Meeting Planning Resources for events outside of ACS National Meetings. – Local Section Events – Regional Meetings – Science Cafés American Chemical Society 44 Get Involved, Stay Involved www.acs.org/getinvolved Leadership Skills All things related to the ACS Leadership Development System. Note: Slides and other information from the 2015 ACS Leadership Institute will be posted in this section following the event. American Chemical Society 45 Get Involved, Stay Involved www.acs.org/getinvolved Division Information Demographic info about divisions, ACS staff and DAC resources, as well as answers to the most frequently asked questions about divisions. American Chemical Society 46 Annual Reports—FORMS • FORMS (Forms Online Reporting Management System) is the web-based tool for division annual reporting. • Two parts: administration and financial. – Each form has mandatory fields. – Information helps DAC to evaluate the activity level as well as the • Events are optional but they do drive the ChemLuminary nomination process • 2014 Reports are due February 15th, 2015. • www.acs.org/FORMS American Chemical Society 47 Annual Reports—FORMS • www.acs.org/FORMS American Chemical Society 48 Administration Form American Chemical Society 49 FORMS Features • Financial Form Excel Template – Financial form can be completed offline and uploaded into FORMS • Return Forms – Chairs can return a submitted Administration or Financial form to the Secretary or Treasurer • Copying Events – Events can be copied to speed up the event creation process • Best Practices Tab American Chemical Society 50 American Chemical Society ACS Fellows & National Awards ACS Leadership Institute January 23, 2015 Ms. Martha K. Lester, Staff Liaison ACS Board Committee on Grants & Awards ACS Fellows Program Mission: To recognize and honor members who have made significant contributions that have a lasting impact in the chemical sciences and who also have provided exceptional volunteer service in the ACS community. American Chemical Society 52 ACS Fellows Program • One large group of ACS members are significantly under-represented in the pool of nominees: – Industry American Chemical Society 53 2014 ACS Fellows Data Nominees Male Female Academia Industry Government 77% 23% 74% 12% 8% Recipients ACS Membership* 67% 33% 62% 18% 10% 71% 29% 36% 54% 8% *Data Source: 2013 ACS Membership Survey American Chemical Society 54 Your Help Is Needed Technical Divisions can be key players by: Increasing the number of outstanding individuals nominated for the Fellows Program, especially those from industry – Identifying individuals from your division who will be responsible for identifying good nominees – Encouraging your members to submit nominations (call for nominations opens Feb. 1, closes April 1) American Chemical Society 55 National Awards Program Mission: • To promote and deliver a high-quality recognition program that highlights the contributions of members of the chemistry enterprise by actively engaging chemical practitioners worldwide. American Chemical Society 56 National Awards Program • 65 National Awards – 46 technical – 19 non-technical • More than 800 nominations received annually; 987 received for 2016 cycle • Call for nominations opens July 1, closes Nov. 1 American Chemical Society 57 National Awards Program • Two large groups of ACS members are significantly under-represented in the pool of nominees, especially for the technical awards: – Women – Industry American Chemical Society 58 ACS National Awards 2015 Nominee Demographic Data (65 awards) Male Female Academia Industry Government ACS Nominees Recipients* Membership** 83% 82% 71% 17% 18% 29% 91% 78% 36% 5% 17% 54% 3% 5% 8% *Data Source: Chemical and Engineering News, annual announcement of National Award recipients **Data Source: 2013 ACS Membership Survey American Chemical Society 59 2015 ACS National Awards (46 technical awards) ACS Division Nominees Recipients* Membership** Membership*** Female Industry 10% 4% 10% 4% 29% 54% ~29% ~35% *Data Source: Chemical and Engineering News, annual announcement of National Award recipients **Data Source: 2013 ACS Membership Survey ***Data Source: Combination of 2013 Membership Survey results and member record information American Chemical Society 60 Division Sponsors • I&EC: ACS Award in Industrial Chemistry • CHED: George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education (Cengage Learning, co-sponsor) • COMP: ACS Award for Computers in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research • ENVR: ACS Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology (ACS Pubs, cosponsor) • NUCL: Glenn T. Seaborg Award for Nuclear Chemistry • PHYS: E. Bright Wilson Award in Spectroscopy • PHYS: Irving Langmuir Award in Chemical Physics (GE Global Research, co-sponsor) American Chemical Society 61 Benefits of Sponsorship • Highlighted several times in C&EN • Featured on recipients’ certificate/award • Featured at the annual ACS Awards Banquet • Recognized on the ACS awards website and in all printed materials about the Awards • Highlighted in press releases sent to award recipients’ local publications American Chemical Society 62 Current Cost of Division Sponsorship (annual) $5,000 Cash Award $ 500 Certificate $1,350 Admin fee $2500 Travel $9,350 American Chemical Society 63 Current Cost for a Division to Endow an Award $300,000 American Chemical Society 64 Awards without Sponsors • ACS Award for Achievement for the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry • James Bryant Conant Award in High School Chemistry • ACS Award in Theoretical Chemistry American Chemical Society 65 Your Help Is Needed Technical Divisions can be key players by: 1. Increasing the number of outstanding individuals nominated for ACS National Awards, especially women and individuals from industry – Identifying individuals from your division who will be responsible for identifying good nominees – Encouraging your members to submit nominations American Chemical Society 66 Your Help Is Needed 2. Recommending technical experts for appointment to Canvassing and Selection Committees. 3. Providing the Awards Office with contact information of potential sponsors for unsupported awards in your field of expertise. 4. Sponsoring/endowing a national award. American Chemical Society 67 New: Division Primer • Written for Division Executive Committee/Awards Committee Chair • Provides overview of the ACS National Awards Program • Includes details regarding canvassing, nominating & selection processes • Provides financial information on sponsoring an award American Chemical Society 68 Conclusion • More individuals from industry need to be nominated for the Fellows Program • More women and individuals from industry need to be nominated for National Awards • More outstanding women need to be nominated for technical awards • Your assistance is crucial to solving these problems. 69 American Chemical Society Questions? American Chemical Society 70 Division Best Practices Situation Analysis Background Information • What was investigated • Top level result overview Proposed next steps: DAC & Divisions Request • Value of proposal • Critique on action plans • Support to share with ExComs Best Practices Situation Analysis Common Challenges Similar Programs Limited Collaboration American Chemical Society Assumptions: Divisions are resource constrained Divisions have created innovative programs One program doesn’t work for all divisions Easier – faster to adapt than create programs Best Practice: Technique or methodology that, through experience and research, has proven to reliably lead to desired results 72 Input from Divisions • Common Challenges: – Funding to deliver meeting content, Member engagement, Volunteer recruitment and engagement, Communication with members • Division Annual Report Best Practice Input: 9 categories, 32 divisions = 288 responses – Develop volunteers, Recruit volunteers, Provide meeting content, Member benefits, Benefits to members not attending National Meetings, Information to members, activities for younger chemists, Division Awards • IPGs 2012 – 2014: 69 total Web Information/ service: 9 Member outreach/ recruiting: 16 Web collaboration: 2 Marketing: 2 Young chemist/ student support: 17 Diversity: 1 Regional Meeting support: 3 Division Enhancement: 3 International outreach: 12 American Chemical Society 73 Examples of Divisional International Outreach AGFD ANYL CHAS CHAL joint symposium in Thailand on April 3-4, 2014. working with the RSC on joint programming ideas.: FACSS meeting in the US. scientist from Iraq attended a National ACS meeting. Working with a pharma/biotech forum in China. European attorneys present on EU law at the ACS national meetings. HIST translation and publication of research document on "false elements” ORGN Travel grants to exchange graduate students to and from Europe to attend conferences overseas. POLY PMSE PMSE See answer to previous question. 2 joint symposia: one in China in 2012 and the other in the US in 2013. sponsored a session with the Chinese Chemical Society -- Polymer Division in 2012 American Chemical Society 74 ACS INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS 18.8% www.acs.org/international American Chemical Society 75 Next steps: Best Practice Sharing • DAC – Shares Best Practices overview with division ExComs – Creates electronic sharing site for Best Practices – Makes POD short technology available for division promotions – Shares data on division membership by local section – Host bi-monthly conference call for division leaders – Engages MAC to assist with recruitment/ engagement • Divisions – Collect Best Practices on a separate “FORM” – IPG report becomes a poster – Division creates and a “who we are” Poster – Division displays IPG and information posters at SciMix, etc. American Chemical Society 76 Discussion • Would developing tools to help share Best Practices be valued by your division? • Would your division participate in sharing – adapting Best Practices? • Feedback – comments on next steps/ action plans: • Would you add steps • Would you eliminate steps • What would you like done first • Would you help sell this to your ExComs? American Chemical Society 77 POD Shorts John C. Katz Director, Member Communities Staff Liaison, Committee on Divisional Activities American Chemical Society Big Idea ACS is in a global competition to obtain and disseminate high-quality scientific information. To further that goal, we want to make it as easy as possible for people to contribute – and consume – content that will help them advance. American Chemical Society 79 Presentations on Demand Since the 2009 Salt Lake City meeting, ACS has been capturing and posting selected, full-length presentations delivered at national meetings. Content includes audio-synced slides and audio. American Chemical Society 80 Cost/Benefit of POD Benefit: Selected speakers at national meetings receive greater exposure for their work. Benefit: More ACS members can access content delivered at national meetings, whether or not they attended the meeting. Cost: Expensive to capture due to labor and equipment costs in hotels and convention centers. American Chemical Society 81 Challenge: How to Capture/Share Content at a Lower Cost POD Shorts Concept: Participating presenters use 3-5 minutes of video time to share – with or without slides - what they think their fellow scientists most need to know about their presentation. American Chemical Society 82 POD Shorts Advantages • Potential appeal to a wider range of NM presenters • Shorter pieces of content may be more inviting to consume for time-challenged audiences • Presenters may record and review their presentation, doing several “takes” in our ‘studio’ • Presenter can talk, present in a regular format with slides, a combination of both, or even conduct a question and answer with a colleague. • ACS staff can capture and disseminate POD Shorts at a fraction of the cost of full-length POD American Chemical Society 83 POD Shorts in Denver Run an experiment to find out: 1. Are speakers interested in participating in this concept? 2. Are audiences interested in consuming this content? 3. Can staff readily schedule, capture, and post 40-50 POD Shorts? American Chemical Society 84 Process for Denver January 27: Message sent to division chairs alerting them to POD Shorts process February 4: To save divisions time/effort, staff will contact all Denver oral presenters inviting them to participate (first-come/first serve) March 4: Deadline for presenter response March 11: Staff confirm day/time appointments to the 4050 POD Short participants American Chemical Society 85 Post-Denver • POD Shorts to be posted with POD content approx. 4 weeks after meeting • Assess Denver POD Shorts experiment with DAC in Boston • If results support, possibly capture 90-100 POD Shorts in Boston American Chemical Society 86 Summary • POD Shorts is an effort to expand opportunities for people to contribute and consume content. • Leverages the value of information delivered at national meetings. • Provides greater exposure for presenters. • Provides for economical capture and distribution of content. Big Question: Will presenters and audience respond favorably? American Chemical Society 87 Recruiting, Retaining, Engaging ACS Division Members American Chemical Society • Does your division have a strategy? • How does your division let others know who you are? • How does your division communicate to – Members? – ACS members not in your division? – Students? – International chemists? • How does your division ask for volunteers? • How does your division leverage lies to journals? American Chemical Society 89 Free Division Membership Data 24,113 new members joined ACS in 2013. Of that number, 9,184 joined a division at no cost. During 2014, 33% of those who joined a division at no cost in 2013 paid to extend their division membership, or purchase another division membership. Put another way: • 38% of those eligible for a free division membership in 2013 availed themselves of the offer. • Of those who tried a division for free in 2013, 33% saw sufficient value to renew with that division, or pay for a different division membership. American Chemical Society 90 What divisions are doing • Webinar Program to Enhance the AGRO Membership Experience • PHYS Undergraduate and Young Faculty Mentoring at ACS National Meetings • Inaugural ACS-PMSE/Chinese Chemical Society-Polymer Division (CCS-PD) Joint Symposium on Polymers, Chengdu, China. • Involve existing POLY/PMSE student chapters in assisting students and faculty at other colleges and universities in establishing new chapters. • Attract leading scientists, regulators, and pest control practitioners to interactive discussion sessions on how best to increase the development and use of biopesticides • Teach chemistry students how to translate the scientific discoveries into commercial products or services. American Chemical Society 91 What divisions are doing • Encourages student members to develop their science communication and teamwork skills in a creative environment while concurrently learning about chemistry through the lens of Cajun cuisine. • Teach chemistry students how to translate the scientific discoveries into commercial products or services. • Develop and implement an online laboratory safety training course and certification program designed to document proficiency to potential employers in industry and academia. • Bring archaeologists, conservators, and other scientists together who use chemical methods of analysis. • Offer the first multi-day medicinal chemistry course in India, serving as the basis for additional scientific exchanges in the future. • rain Division members in an interactive, entrepreneurial workshop, to translate their research into innovation and job creation. American Chemical Society 92 Resources: What Will You Tap, and When? • Committee on Divisional Activities (DAC) • ACS Staff, particularly Member Communities • Get Involved Stay Involved (GISI Website) • Funding Sources (Annual Allocation/Twice Yearly Dues/IPG/MPPG • Leadership Advisory Board Strategic Planning Retreats • Development Office Staff (if you expect donations to your division) • Recruiting/Retaining Members • Division Best Practices (if you don’t want to reinvent the wheel) • Becoming More Active Internationally • Leveraging Content Delivered at National Meetings American Chemical Society 93 Break-out 3 American Chemical Society Division Leaders Track Sunday, January 25th Leadership Courses • What did you learn? • What will you apply? • What else would you like? Final discussion: What is your job? How does your divisional operating structure fit with what you have learned? Are you responsible for decisions (CEO)? Are you responsible for execution (COO)? What do you need to do? What can you delegate? When do you need to do it? Who can you turn to for help: In your division? At ACS?